As of right now, play in both the 2nd region baseball and softball tournaments will take place today as scheduled.
Softball at Webster County: Henderson County meets Hopkins Central at 6, followed by Christian County and Livingston Central at 8. Coverage of the Lady Colonels game with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Baseball at Henderson County: Henderson County meets Madisonville at 5:30, followed by Union County and Caldwell County at 7:30.
WBKO.com reports former Western Kentucky University football player Bobby Sippio was arrested last Friday in Osceola County, Florida on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery and kidnapping.
The victim told Osceola County sheriff’s deputies he got into a vehicle with Sippio and another acquaintance and was told he was going to help move furniture. Instead, Sippio and the other man took him to a back road in Kissimmee, Florida where he was assaulted.
After the assault, the victim was driven to his home and was threatened at gunpoint. Sippio played for the Hilltoppers from 1999-2001 and is the school’s all time leader in interceptions.
College Basketball: Three of Kentucky’s basketball signees have been named Parade High School All Americans. Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress make the number of Parade All Americans who have signed with Kentucky at 76.
Poythress, who played at Clarksville Northeast, also received Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball award, along with being named Tennessee’s Gatorade Player of the Year and was named a McDonald’s All American.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports former University of Tennessee women’s assistant coach Daedra Charles-Furlow was not told her job was being cut. Charles-Furlow was not retained after Pat Summitt stepped down as head coach April 20th.
Charles-Furlow’s duties were largely absorbed by Summitt being named head coach emeritus. Charles-Furlow had been with Tennessee’s program the last two years. She has since been named girls basketball coach at West High School.
Speaking of Pat Summitt, she is being presented today at the White House with a Presidential Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be obtained by a civilian. Other awardees include former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, astronaut and former US Senator John Glenn and musician Bob Dylan.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators and the agent for all star defenseman Ryan Suter will meet this week to discuss a new contract. Suter can become an unrestricted free agent if a new deal is not in place by July 1st.
On the ice, the Stanley Cup Finals begin tomorrow night as the Los Angeles Kings meet the New Jersey Devils.
MLB: One afternoon game today has Chicago hosting San Diego. Tonight’s games include St. Louis at Atlanta and Cincinnati at Pittsburgh.
NBA: Game two of the Western Conference between San Antonio and Oklahoma City takes place this evening with the Spurs leading the series 1-0.